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Jan 22, 2013 3:00pm PST
in the eyes of god and also in our own. >>. >> joining me now, steve kornacki and krystal ball, co-hosts of "the cycle" here on msnbc. thanks for joining me. >> thank you for having us. >> the man once talked about ending the partisan divide accepted that republicans in washington seem to respond better to power politics, it seems. >> there are some things you cannot change. and i think that's one of the things that we learned is in the first four years republicans decided their only goal really was to obstruct and oppose him. and if you don't have a willing partner on the other side of a negotiating table, it doesn't matter how many olive branches you extend. if there's not a hand willing to reach back, then it's not going to be helpful. nothing good is going to come out of it. and i think he also realized the power of taking the case to the american people. you know, this speech was boldly progressive. it outlined a progressive vision for the country. when you think of the individual elements eluding to immigration reform, voting rights. lbgt equality. all of these things individ
Jan 28, 2013 3:00pm PST
steve, having been a spouse -- i mean having been a candidate, i think spouses take it much harder? >> nia? >> especially for spouses, i think we saw that most noticeably on display during 2008 during that south carolina primary when clinton sort of was playing the race card in the wake of barack obama's win. we have seen over these last four years that clinton has been one of the biggest backers, bill clinton, one of the biggest backers of president obama. he gave that speech, that historic speech of the dnc which was very well received. and so, at this point, it all seems to be forgiven. i think one of the things, obviously, that has happened is that hillary clinton has been very much insulated from politics over these past four years, being in that a-political job as secretary of state and we'll see if she can maintain those high ratings. i think it's 70% or so. and it's also good if you look at the obama coalition. she has very high ratings among those different blocks of folks. whether it's latinos, african americans and certainly women. and she has this sort of aura around he
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